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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Human irrigation system

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 09:27

 Good luck for tomorrow Mike - we'll all be 'rooting' for you

Virtual ((hugs)) and virtual Get Well Soon roses for you. 

Propagation of Campanula Portenschlagiana

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 09:20

That's the one we've got Nut - anyone want some? - come and help yourselves 

But we have to remember that Verdun lives down there in a tropical paradise where everything grows rampant 


Posted: 11/05/2014 at 09:15

It looks to me like one of the Dryopteris ferns, but which one ..........  there are loads of them and they're pretty promiscuous anyway. 

We've got several different Dryopteris on our Shady Bank and in the LIttle Wilderness under the ash trees and they're pretty happy there - they cope well with dry shade, but because our big trees dry the soil out so much I give them the occasional bucket of water in dry summer spells but otherwise they look after themselves. 

Mystery plant

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 08:52

Not horseradish.  

Looks a bit like a beet of some sort - similar to spinach beet in it's second year and about to run to flower but I don't recall the leaves being that wavy. 

Did you sow any Japanese  leaf-type salads?  They can get quite large and coarse in their second year. 

sharp sand

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 08:40

Alan - glad to hear things are going well - keep it up 

Olive Coloured Pods

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 08:37

Dean - nothing springs to mind from that description - can you post a photo please showing some detail - to post a pic on here click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post and follow the instructions. 


Posted: 11/05/2014 at 08:35

Good morning all 

Sunshine alternating with heavy showers here again today but much milder nights - averaging around 10C   Quite windy tho' 


sharp sand

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 21:01

I've got some sharp sand from the builders merchants - seems fine.

Alan - how are you doing? 

Lord Anson Perennial Sweep peas

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 20:58

I've just done some googling, Lord Anson's Pea is Lathyrus nervosus rather than Lathyrus  latifolius - the usual perennial sweet pea.

Apparently Lord Anson's Pea is a bit special and scented.  However, it does seem to be a bit tricky to grow 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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How to get around the current problem .... 
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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Caterpillar ID

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Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 17:27

ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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